In math, so often the rush to know the answer is the cause of not finding it. We CAN’T know the answer to all math questions. I use the word “know” here to mean the same as “remember.” Thus, to attempt to store all answers in our brains is futile. There are infinitely many possible math problems. So, might as well not waste time, energy, ¬†or emotion trying to “know.”

What can we know, when it comes to math? We can know the rules. We can know methods. That’s it. These rules and methods are not found in a math problem. If you don’t know them, you can find them in the text, from lecture notes, on a video…

 

Knowledge and Math
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